Category Archives: Tour de Yorkshire

Thomas Voeckler will be back to defend his Tour de Yorkshire title after being unveiled as the first star rider of 2017.   Welcome to Yorkshire announced Voeckler today, who emerged triumphant last year when he broke away with Nicolas Roche (Team Sky) on the final climb of the third stage.  He then outsmarted his rival… read more … about Voeckler back to defend his title at the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire!>>

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On Friday 20 January 2017 there are 100 days to go until the Tour de Yorkshire comes to Calderdale, and the Council is encouraging local community groups to apply for grants of up to £5000 to help them put on events and festivals to celebrate. Calderdale’s vibrant towns and spectacular events will be in the… read more … about Boost for Calderdale events and festivals>>

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To celebrate 100 days to go until the start of the 2017 Tour de Yorkshire, Welcome to Yorkshire has launched its annual land art competition and is now on the hunt for the county’s best installations.  Last year’s competition proved a huge success with massive, eye-catching pieces being displayed right along the race route, and… read more … about Land art competition launched to celebrate 100 days to go!>>

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Cyclists of all abilities have been tasked with an exciting challenge as three routes were unveiled today for the 2017 Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride on Sunday 30 April.   The Fox Valley shopping centre near Sheffield will host the starts and finishes of this popular annual sportive which gives thousands of amateur riders the chance… read more … about Routes announced for 2017 Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride>>

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Residents and businesses in Calderdale are invited to a series of roadshow events to hear more about the plans for the Tour de Yorkshire, before it travels through the borough later this year. On January 18 it will be 100 days until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, one of the biggest bike races… read more … about Find out more about plans for the Tour de Yorkshire>>

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In response to today’s announcement from Welcome to Yorkshire about the route for the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader said: “It’s wonderful news that the Tour de Yorkshire is returning to Calderdale next year, coming to new parts of the borough that can experience the excitement of the event. Hosting… read more … about Calderdale excited to welcome Tour de Yorkshire 2017>>

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This year’s Yorkshire Festival will be more colourful and varied than ever in Calderdale, with songs, music, theatre and even an attempt to create the world’s biggest disco!  The Yorkshire Festival will take place from 16 June – 3 July 2016 and has a programme of cultural events which celebrate the county’s artistic richness for… read more … about Be part of the Yorkshire Festival>>

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Spring is well on its way, and with it comes Calderdale Council’s annual Events and Festivals guide, packed full of things to do between April and September.  The colourful guide is crammed with over 30 entries of indoor and outdoor events taking place right across Calderdale.  Spring arrives with a flurry of exciting events, such… read more … about Pick up your Events and Festivals guide>>

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It’s official – Calderdale is a great place to be active. The borough has come top in West Yorkshire for the percentage of people taking part in physical activity at least once a week for at least 30 minutes. This is based on Sport England’s Active People Survey, which tracks the number of people taking… read more … about Calderdale gets active!>>

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